Period
to 22 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 937 981 933
Rank change year-on-year +44 -48 -15
Permanent jobs citing KVM 141 192 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.58% 0.78% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 99 161 231
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,600 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -5.26%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 24,104 24,514 22,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.33% 14.72% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 19,719 20,029 19,218
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,039 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.96% +8.97% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 122 £45,000 -18.18% 21
UK excluding London +30 77 £45,000 -10.00% 19
London +78 52 £53,750 -10.42% 4
South East +8 22 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South West -2 19 £47,500 +11.76% 6
East of England +78 15 £60,000 +17.07% 4
North of England -14 8 £42,500 -29.17% 4
Yorkshire +4 6 £42,250 +40.83% 3
Scotland +18 5 £26,000 -8.77% 2
Wales +9 5 £38,500 -10.98%
Midlands +23 3 £56,250 +28.57%
West Midlands - 3 £56,250 -
North West -4 2 £42,500 -29.17% 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 126 (89.36%) Linux
2 78 (55.32%) Docker
3 74 (52.48%) Python
4 71 (50.35%) VMware
5 70 (49.65%) Windows
6 67 (47.52%) Ubuntu
6 67 (47.52%) Hyper-V
7 66 (46.81%) Red Hat
8 62 (43.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 57 (40.43%) Ansible
10 53 (37.59%) Puppet
11 52 (36.88%) DevOps
12 51 (36.17%) Bash Shell
12 51 (36.17%) CentOS
13 47 (33.33%) Open Source
14 44 (31.21%) Kubernetes
15 41 (29.08%) Opscode Chef
15 41 (29.08%) Windows Server
16 40 (28.37%) Security Cleared
17 39 (27.66%) Xen
17 39 (27.66%) MySQL
18 36 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 35 (24.82%) AWS
19 35 (24.82%) TCP/IP
20 34 (24.11%) Azure
20 34 (24.11%) Git (software)
20 34 (24.11%) Hybrid Cloud
21 33 (23.40%) PowerShell
21 33 (23.40%) Ruby
22 32 (22.70%) nginx

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (22.70%) Apache
1 32 (22.70%) nginx
2 13 (9.22%) OpenStack
2 13 (9.22%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.51%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.09%) Jetty
5 7 (4.96%) IIS
6 6 (4.26%) JBoss
7 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.42%) CMS
10 1 (0.71%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.71%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (24.82%) AWS
2 34 (24.11%) Azure
3 21 (14.89%) OpenShift
4 19 (13.48%) Office 365
5 11 (7.80%) OneDrive
6 7 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (4.26%) Amazon ECS
7 6 (4.26%) GCP
8 5 (3.55%) PaaS
9 3 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (2.13%) IaaS
9 3 (2.13%) Rackspace Cloud
9 3 (2.13%) SaaS
9 3 (2.13%) Serverless
10 2 (1.42%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.71%) GitHub
11 1 (0.71%) Heroku
11 1 (0.71%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 35 (24.82%) TCP/IP
2 30 (21.28%) DNS
3 17 (12.06%) VLAN
4 13 (9.22%) Asterisk PBX
5 11 (7.80%) BIG-IP
5 11 (7.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (7.80%) FabricPath
5 11 (7.80%) Firewall
5 11 (7.80%) SAN
6 10 (7.09%) VPN
7 9 (6.38%) Software-Defined Networking
8 7 (4.96%) SNMP
9 6 (4.26%) NAS
9 6 (4.26%) Network Security
10 5 (3.55%) HTTP
10 5 (3.55%) LAN
10 5 (3.55%) SMTP
11 4 (2.84%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.84%) SSL
12 3 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (27.66%) MySQL
2 30 (21.28%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.55%) Redis
5 4 (2.84%) MariaDB
5 4 (2.84%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.71%) Aerospike
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.71%) Big Data
7 1 (0.71%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) Flink
7 1 (0.71%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 34 (24.11%) Git (software)
2 23 (16.31%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (8.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (7.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (7.80%) Subversion
6 8 (5.67%) JIRA
7 6 (4.26%) GitLab
7 6 (4.26%) Vagrant
8 5 (3.55%) Maven
9 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.71%) Ant
11 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.71%) Hudson
11 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.71%) Selenium
11 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.71%) Valgrind
General
1 28 (19.86%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.55%) Games
5 4 (2.84%) Local Government
5 4 (2.84%) Welsh Language
6 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.42%) French Language
7 2 (1.42%) German Language
7 2 (1.42%) Legal
7 2 (1.42%) Publishing
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Automotive
8 1 (0.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (25.53%) Administrator
2 30 (21.28%) Systems Administrator
3 26 (18.44%) Linux Administrator
3 26 (18.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 18 (12.77%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (11.35%) Systems Engineer
6 14 (9.93%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (9.93%) Operations Engineer
7 13 (9.22%) Technical Leader
8 12 (8.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 11 (7.80%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 9 (6.38%) Senior Linux Administrator
10 9 (6.38%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
10 9 (6.38%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 9 (6.38%) Support Engineer
11 8 (5.67%) DevOps Administrator
12 7 (4.96%) Architect
13 6 (4.26%) Cloud Architect
13 6 (4.26%) Customer Engineer
13 6 (4.26%) Customer Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.02%) LAMP
1 24 (17.02%) LAPP Stack
2 21 (14.89%) LEMP Stack
3 9 (6.38%) libvirt
4 7 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (4.26%) ActiveMQ
5 6 (4.26%) LDAP
5 6 (4.26%) Web Services
6 4 (2.84%) CSS
6 4 (2.84%) CSS3
6 4 (2.84%) HTML
6 4 (2.84%) HTML5
6 4 (2.84%) Middleware
6 4 (2.84%) Spring
6 4 (2.84%) Spring Boot
6 4 (2.84%) Spring MVC
7 2 (1.42%) Node.js
8 1 (0.71%) FreeSWITCH
8 1 (0.71%) Kafka
8 1 (0.71%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.11%) Hybrid Cloud
2 14 (9.93%) Data Centre
3 13 (9.22%) Public Cloud
4 11 (7.80%) Clustering
5 5 (3.55%) BBC
5 5 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.84%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.71%) HACMP
9 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 126 (89.36%) Linux
2 70 (49.65%) Windows
3 67 (47.52%) Ubuntu
4 51 (36.17%) CentOS
5 41 (29.08%) Windows Server
6 36 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (15.60%) Debian
8 17 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (11.35%) Windows 10
10 15 (10.64%) SUSE
11 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (3.55%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (3.55%) Fedora
12 5 (3.55%) Solaris
13 4 (2.84%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.84%) Unix
14 3 (2.13%) FreeNAS
14 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.88%) DevOps
2 47 (33.33%) Open Source
3 27 (19.15%) Configuration Management
4 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (13.48%) High Availability
6 16 (11.35%) Service Management
7 14 (9.93%) Mentoring
8 13 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (8.51%) Infrastructure as Code
9 12 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (7.80%) Deployment Automation
11 10 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.09%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (6.38%) ITIL
12 9 (6.38%) Load Balancing
12 9 (6.38%) Presales
13 8 (5.67%) Change Control
13 8 (5.67%) Fintech
14 7 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 74 (52.48%) Python
2 51 (36.17%) Bash Shell
3 33 (23.40%) PowerShell
3 33 (23.40%) Ruby
4 20 (14.18%) Perl
5 8 (5.67%) Java
5 8 (5.67%) Shell Script
5 8 (5.67%) SQL
6 5 (3.55%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.84%) Java 8
7 4 (2.84%) PHP
8 2 (1.42%) C++
8 2 (1.42%) Clojure
9 1 (0.71%) C
9 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.71%) Go
Qualifications
1 40 (28.37%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.09%) RHCE
4 6 (4.26%) Degree
4 6 (4.26%) RHCSA
5 5 (3.55%) DBS Check
5 5 (3.55%) MCSE
5 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.84%) HND
6 4 (2.84%) MCSA
6 4 (2.84%) RHCT
7 3 (2.13%) CISSP
7 3 (2.13%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.71%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (55.32%) Docker
2 67 (47.52%) Hyper-V
3 62 (43.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (27.66%) Xen
5 27 (19.15%) Active Directory
6 25 (17.73%) vSphere
7 17 (12.06%) VMware NSX
8 13 (9.22%) Ceph
8 13 (9.22%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (7.09%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (6.38%) oVirt
11 8 (5.67%) VirtualBox
12 7 (4.96%) iptables
12 7 (4.96%) Samba
13 6 (4.26%) Btrfs
13 6 (4.26%) DRBD
13 6 (4.26%) Gluster
14 5 (3.55%) QEMU
15 4 (2.84%) LXC
16 2 (1.42%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 57 (40.43%) Ansible
2 53 (37.59%) Puppet
3 44 (31.21%) Kubernetes
4 41 (29.08%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (19.15%) Terraform
6 16 (11.35%) Prometheus
7 12 (8.51%) SCOM
8 11 (7.80%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (7.80%) SCCM
8 11 (7.80%) SCOrch
8 11 (7.80%) vRealize
9 10 (7.09%) Nagios
9 10 (7.09%) Salt
10 9 (6.38%) HAProxy
11 8 (5.67%) Oracle ZFS
11 8 (5.67%) ZABBIX
12 7 (4.96%) Proxmox
13 6 (4.26%) Consul
13 6 (4.26%) Mesos
13 6 (4.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 71 (50.35%) VMware
2 66 (46.81%) Red Hat
3 26 (18.44%) Microsoft
4 18 (12.77%) Cisco
5 11 (7.80%) F5
6 6 (4.26%) Google
7 5 (3.55%) Citrix
7 5 (3.55%) EMC
8 4 (2.84%) Apple
8 4 (2.84%) BT
8 4 (2.84%) HP
9 3 (2.13%) Oracle
9 3 (2.13%) Rackspace
9 3 (2.13%) Veeam
10 2 (1.42%) AlienVault
10 2 (1.42%) DataCore
10 2 (1.42%) FalconStor
10 2 (1.42%) Vyatta
11 1 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.71%) SaltStack